The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1872

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Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Gibson, from Toledo, arrived with 13,412 bushels of corn. The schr. Caroline Marsh departed for Port Hope with 300 tons of railroad iron.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - No arrivals. The tugs Charlotte and Glide left for Montreal last night with the following barges:- Harvest, 15,987 bushels of corn; Milwaukie, 21,419 bushels of do.; Ingot, 6,271 bushels of wheat and peas; Fame, 8,600 bushels of corn; Faith, 7,800 bushels of wheat; Corn Crib, 18,500 bushels of corn; Friend, 7,443 bushels do.; Flint, 6,833 bushels do.; Staghound, 10,562 bushels do. The schr. Cleveland sailed for Cape Vincent to load iron ore for Cleveland.

Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - The steamers Passport and Osprey passed up last night, and the steamer Corsican down this morning from Hamilton to Montreal.

Marine Railway - The schooner which collided with some propeller on her way from Montreal will receive a new bowsprit and other necessary repairs.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived - propeller Enterprise, 20,578 bushels of corn; schr. Eliza White, 7,471 bushels do.; Sibella, 9,676 bushels do.

The break in the Beauharnois Canal has not occasioned so much damage as was apprehended. One of the lock gates is up, and the other floated into place, and preparations are being made to raise it, and it will probably be up this afternoon. The work is progressing most satisfactorily. The masonry on the north side wants but one course and the coping now, and the upper gates, on the south side, but two tiers. They won't be delayed an hour by the masonry. The coffer dam is partly in its place. It was the south bank that gave way, owing to too much frost being in the bank when the dam was built. There is no reason why navigation cannot be opened on Monday. If they are successful in closing the gates, it will be sure.

The steamer Carlisle, with 90 tons of iron ore, and the barges Thistle and Delta, with 130 and 135 tons respectively, passed through the locks at Ottawa into the Rideau Canal last night, bound for Kingston, where the ore is transhipped to Cleveland.

Port Colborne, May 15th - Down - Props. Georgian, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen. cargo; Prairie State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; steam ferry boat Artic, Buffalo, Waddington, do.

Up - Schrs. Mary, Russian, Bismarck, J.A. Macdonald, Clyde, Valentine, G. Smith, Undine; bark T.B. Rice, schr. J.E. Gilmore, prop St. Albans, schr. Jane Ralston.

Owen Sound, May 14th - Last evening the schooner Prince Edward arrived here from Little Current, where she wintered. It will be remembered that last Fall this vessel with a cargo of whiskey and coal oil was frozen in the ice and unable to reach her destination. About twenty-four hours before arrival her captain, James McNab, was suddenly seized with apoplexy, and fears were entertained that he would not survive until port was reached. He now lies in a very dangerous condition.

Chancery Court - Hinckleys vs Wolfe Island Canal - This case was being proceeded with when our report closed. The Vice-Chancellor will remain here to finish the business of the Court.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1872